BREAKING: Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling

Botswana’s High Court has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality on Tuesday, in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya recently upheld its own anti-homosexuality laws. Botswana is regarded as one of Africa’s most stable and democratic nations but homosexuality is outlawed under the country’s penal code of 1965.

In March, the court postponed a ruling on the issue after an unnamed applicant challenged two sections of the penal code under which offenders face a jail sentence of up to seven years. That said, this is really good for LGBTQ people in Botswana, given that we are still celebrating Pride Month. Nigeria’s anti-gay law is still very much intact, but we can only queer liberation arrives soon.

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